All-Berkshire girls soccer
The senior striker helped lead the Millionaires to a Western Massachusetts Division IV championship game. Lenox won nine more games this season than it had in 2014. The Providence College-bound player scored 32 goals for head coach Kyle Zinchuk's team, adding 8 assists. Arace was a All-North first-team pick last year at midfield.
All-Berkshire First Team
The junior forward scored 8 goals and 7 assists for the Millionaires, helping the Millionaires get back to a Western Mass. final for the first time since 2012.
Retzel scored 16 goals and had 10 assists for a Lee team that reached the Western Mass. Division IV semifinals for the second consecutive year. Retzel, a junior, will be able to add to those totals next year. In two seasons, already having 26 goals in two seasons.
Another junior and a repeat pick from a year ago, Graziano gave the Wildcats a formidable front line in the South as she scored 14 goals and added 7 assists. She was the South MVP last year.
The senior forward had six goals and five assists for a Blue Devils team that, while it didn't make the Western Mass. Division III tournament, did give South teams all they could handle. Tietgens was a repeat All-South first teamer
The junior midfielder had 10 goals and an assist for a rebuilding Taconic squad.
A senior, the Wildcat midfielder had 9 goals and 2 assists for coach Jen Finnegan's squad, and helped set up the offense from the middle of the pitch. She was an All-South first-team pick last year.
A 7-goal, 3-assist season from the midfield for the Blue Devil senior made her a player to be marked during South Division play.
FRESHMAN, MOUNT EVERETT
It's no surprise that the Eagle freshman has helped lead her team to three consecutive Division IV tournaments. The Everett midfielder, a three-sport standout, had 9 goals for the Eagles.
Walker is one of five Wildcats on the South first team and one of four who will be returning next year. The junior defender helped anchor the back line in front of goalie Brianna Hawley, and chipped in with four goals.
Gamberoni is a player that Zinchuk will be pleased to have around for three more seasons. The freshman middie had 16 assists to go with 7 goals.
Hathaway is one of three Millionaires on this team that return next year, as Lenox might have made it to the finals a year early. The junior defender helped anchor the defense and chipped in with 3 goals and 5 assists.
Another junior defender for the Division IV finalists, Pehlert was a stout defender, helping out goalkeeper Shannon Meisberger.
A repeat selection as a first teamer, the Blue Devil senior was a team leader and also chipped in a goal from her back line position.
Another senior Blue Devil, this first-time All-South first teamer helped anchor the back line with Carlson and added two goals of her own.
SENIOR, MOUNT EVERETT
The Eagles have become regulars in the Division IV tournament and didn't get there without a quality back line. Robitaille helped anchor that line.
SENIOR, ST. JOSEPH
It was a long year for the Crusaders, but the senior defender helped keep the Crusaders afloat, and she was a team leader.
The sophomore goalkeeper had five shutouts for the Wildcats, including three straight in wins over St. Joe, Drury and Commerce.
Mount Everett — Maya Neski, Madison Ullrich; Lee — Shannon Finnegan, Mikayla DeSantis; Drury — Jenna Moulton, Katie Toomey; Taconic — Jade Schnauber, Jenna Bateman; St. Joseph — Liz Bean, Kate Wiles; Lenox — Shannon Meisberger, Sarah Molk.
The senior midfielder kept the Wahconah offense clicking and was one of the first players back on defense from the midfield. She also scored 7 goals and added 3 assists for Wahconah. She played on two teams that reached the Division III semifinals, and one that won the title in 2014.
SOPHOMORE, MOUNT GREYLOCK
The Mounties just missed out on qualifying for the Western Mass. Division III tournament, but that takes nothing away from the season Flynn had. The sophomore forward led the Mounties with 12 goals and added four assists. The Mounties are a year away.
The high-powered Wahconah attack had two forwards on the All-North first team, and they combined to score 28 goals. Cote led her team with 13 assists and had 12 goals. The junior has one more season.
The sophomore now has 32 goals in two seasons at Wahconah. The forward had 16 in 2014 and had 16 more this past season. McKnight added 8 assists to go with those 16 goals.
SENIOR, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN
The Spartans made their second consecutive Division III tournament and in 2015 advanced to the semifinals. The Monument senior graduates after having an outstanding 12 goal, 6 assist season.
JUNIOR, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN
The junior forward comes back for her senior season having scored 12 goals and assisting on 5 others.
SENIOR, MOUNT GREYLOCK
The Greylock senior wrapped up her high school soccer career with a second consecutive first-team selection. The midfielder had 11 goals and 4 assists, finishing just behind Flynn in the team scoring race.
SENIOR, HOOSAC VALLEY
Ryan, who just wrapped up her fourth consecutive Western Mass. basketball championship season, could not will the Hurricanes into the Western Mass. soccer tournament. The senior midfielder did finish her year with 6 goals and 3 assists, as a repeat first-team selection.
JUNIOR, HOOSAC VALLEY
Heir apparent to Ryan as the leader in the Hoosac midfield, Cote had a big season for the Hurricanes with 9 goals and three assists. She is a junior.
Hill and Dougherty gave coach Pat West quite an imposing midfield. The junior had 5 goals and 5 assists of her own, as she and Hill settled things in the midfield and started the Wahconah attack.
Last year, Albert had a breakout season as a sophomore forward. She had 17 assists in 2014. This year, head coach Andy Waluszko moved Albert to midfield, where she was outstanding. Albert had 8 goals and 9 assists. She had the only goal for PHS in a 2-1 tournament loss to Holyoke.
JUNIOR, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN
Coach Jess Platt is happy to have Cardillo back for her senior season. Cardillo, a junior midfielder, had 6 goals and 6 assists for the Spartans.
The Generals had an outstanding goalkeeper in Allie Hunt, but goalkeepers can't do it all by themselves. Daury, a junior fullback, helped anchor the back line and has another season to go in purple and white.
The Generals graduate their goalkeeper, but whoever takes over for Hunt will be smiling with Daury and Supranowicz in front of her. Supranowicz is only a sophomore and even with making this team, should continue to grow.
The Warriors even got scoring out of their back line. The senior fullback had 2 goals and 3 assists, and helped keep everything calm on the back lline.
Tough as nails, the junior fullback helped Moncecchi anchor a defense in front of Kayla Kowalczyk that was outstanding.
JUNIOR, MONUMENT MOUNTAIN
The junior fullback is part of a quality group of players who will return to the pitch next year in Great Barrington. She helped her team on defense, and on offense with a goal and two assists.
The senior keeper finished her stellar soccer career with seven shutouts this past season. A highlight was outdueling South Hadley goalie Sophie Gatzounas in a 2-0 win over South Hadley.
The Wahconah senior had a couple of close calls, 1-0 shutout wins over Monument. Her last win of the season came in the quarterfinals of the Division III tournament, getting three saves in a 4-0 win over Mahar.
Wahconah — Asi Graham, Brianna Kasala; Pittsfield — Hannah Dargie, Cassidy Moon; Hoosac Valley — Olivia Bresset, Alie Mendel; Monument Mountain — Cara Freadman, Zufan Bazzano; Mount Greylock — Lauren Howard, Sarah Stripp.
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